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Am I being paid the right amount?

Discussion in 'Qualified Nurses' started by bluebird, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. bluebird

    bluebird New Member

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    I'm on the bottom of band 5 salary at £21,909. I just wondered if I'm being paid the right amount? After tax, NI, student loan, pension and car parking I average about £1,450. This is working on a ward doing days, weekends and nights. I didn't expect to be loaded being a nurse but I was naively expecting around the £1600 mark after deductions haha. I just feel like I wouldn't get much less working office hours in a clinic or something which is a bit rubbish when you're working all sorts of shifts and supposedly being paid for unsocial hours. I have been working as a nurse for around 6 months and each month that comes around I hope for more but that's about average!
    I just wanted to check this sounds about right for bottom of band 5 salary, and if so, will it get better?
     
  2. MBZNQN

    MBZNQN New Member

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    Im a NQN too, unfortunately this sounds about right, around 1500 a month, but weekend & nights do help a bit, so I often do bank shifts to add up. It does increase yearly though as you move up the scale. I earn around 1700 a month as I work in London with London weighting
     
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